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The Japanese Governmentís Special Peace Envoy Yasushi Akashi whose mission is to strengthen the peace process between the Sri Lanka Government and the LTTE called on President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday at the Presidentís House, Colombo. 
(Picture by Sudath Malaweera)

Jathika Hela Urumaya allegedly abducted MP monk

IGP Indra de Silva yesterday ordered a top level investigation into the alleged abduction of one of its members, Member of Parliament Ven. Kathaluwe Rathanaseeha Thera, by the Jathika Hela Urumaya from his Temple, at Rawathawatta, Sambuddha Viharaya, on Monday night.
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Geethanjana Deputy Speaker

by Ranil Wijayapala and Bharatha Malawaraarachchi

Freedom Alliance National List MP Geethanjana Gunawardena was yesterday unanimously elected Deputy Speaker of Parliament with the consent of both the Government and the Opposition.
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Explosives, grenades, ball razers seized

by Sarath Malalasekera

Police believe a major disaster may have averted following an anonymous telephone call to Grandpass police at midnight Monday, when they discovered a large quantity of high explosives, grenades and ball razers used in the manufacture of claymore mines on the ground above the crude oil pipelines running from the Colombo harbour to the Sapugaskanda oil refinery.
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